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City Councilman Fiercely Opposes 4 a.m. Last Call in Los Angeles

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Plus, cops and tacos, along with two food festivals

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Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

Councilman Paul Koretz takes a stance against extending last call to 4 a.m.

Los Angeles Councilman Paul Koretz wrote a Los Angeles Times op-ed against California Senate Bill 58. The proposed law would allow 10 California cities including Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Long Beach, and Palm Springs to extend final nightlife drinking hours until 4 a.m. Former California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the possibility last fall, citing more drunk driving as the reason. Koretz agrees by stating, “No one should ever prioritize a few hours of high bar tabs over public safety.”

MLB Food Festival

This weekend is American League versus the National League, but with food. The MLB FoodFest is a three-day, indoor food festival at the Magic Box at The Reef. Each team brings their A-food game with a signature ballpark food item, which is available for purchase. LA’s local teams will participate. Officially representing the Angels is the churrodog, and for the Dodgers, the sisig fries. Tickets run from $31.25 to $60.50, and runs from April 26 to 28.


K2 Restaurants acquires Nighthawk, Easy’s, and Paperboy Pizza

K2 Restaurant has a presence in the restaurant group world. Owner John Kolaski’s past includes work with restaurant behemoth, SBE and with Montage Hotels and Resorts. His year-old company just acquired J. Fall Group, which will add Nighthawk Breakfast Bar, Paperboy Pizza in Santa Monica, and Beverly Center diner, Easy’s.

Taste of the Eastside

The ninth annual Taste of the Eastside is this Sunday at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens. Tickets start at $45, on up to $85 for VIP for access to Little Dom’s, Silver Lake’s Fat Dragon, Eagle Rock Brewing, and Joy.

Taste of the Eastside
Momed booth at last year’s T.O.T.E.
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Aggravated assaults and tacos

The Los Angeles Times wrote a compelling story about LAPD officers in the Hollywood Division and meal breaks. The profile outlines a lengthy shift, and how choosing a place to eat is critical because of the food and location.

California’s Incoming Governor Might Finally Approve 4 a.m. Last Call in Bars [ELA]